Oklahoma City Thunder ranks No. 1 in NBA in local TV ratings

Thunder's 7.9 rating in Oklahoma City well ahead of local ratings for Heat (5.8) and Spurs (5.7).
by Mel Bracht Published: January 3, 2013
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* Marshall Faulk will interview Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, a former OU star, on “NFL GameDay Morning” at 11 a.m. Saturday. He will discuss not breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and recovery from knee surgery.

* KGHM-AM 1340, “The Game,” has replaced Jim Rome with Jay Mohr from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Rome jumped to the new CBS Sports Radio Network and his radio show airs on only two Oklahoma stations — Lawton's KXCA-AM 1380 and Stillwater's KSPI-FM 93.7 — according to his website.

* ESPN's Hannah Storm hosted ABC's Rose Bowl Parade coverage on Tuesday, less than three weeks after getting seriously burned in a propane gas grill accident. Storm suffered second-degree burns on her chest and hands and first-degree burns to her face and neck.

* Chris Baker, the longtime Citadel operations manager in Oklahoma City, has been hired as program director for KGHM and rock station KBRU-FM 94.7.

* Samantha Steele, an ESPN “College GameDay” host, recently married Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder in Wisconsin. This is the first time either Ponder, 24, or Steele, 27, has been married.


by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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